Thursday
Jan092014

Dear Cowards

Dear shoe memberships, clubs or whatever you fancy,

You should be ashamed of yourselves.

How dare you forget about all of the women in this world that wear above a size 11. Do you think that feet don’t grow beyond that size?  Do you think that they shouldn’t grow past 11?  Because I am here to tell you that they do and you should provide options for us.

Why?

Because the women attached to size 11+ feet are fabulous and will rock your fabulous shoes in every way possible. 

Because YOU are missing out on major cash.

Because every woman should have an equal opportunity to wear shoes.

Because you ignoring a group of women who wear above a size 11 is accepting a false societal standard of what women SHOULD look like.

Because you have the ability to do so and can.

So what is the problem?  Make it happen.  I assure you that women from all points of the earth will join and buy like there is no tomorrow. 

Continue to stay with the crowd and take the coward route if you want but it’s much more historic to make the move and do something that nobody has done before.

So who is going to be first?

Sincerely,

One of the Women You Ignore

Feel free to use this image in any way possible to bring attention to the fact that shoe memberships ignore us. It wouldn't hurt to tag them in your tweets, posts or blogs. The more messages we give them the better. Maybe one of them will step up and do what's right.

Thursday
Jan022014

Something Old, Something New

Dress - Express/Cropped blazer - Collage Clothing Lounge/Shoes - Payless (size 12)/Neck piece - Bauble Bar/Bracelets - Forever 21)/Crossbody clutch - thrifted

Photo Credit: Clara Rice Photography

Before we talk about what I wore for a New Year's outing, let me tell you one of my resolutions...to get a tan! It's imperative.  I am blinding myself.

Now that we got that out of the way...hello red dress! I bought this pretty frock a year ago.  It was on clearance at Express for $36.  It was one of those 'I know I am going to wear it but until then it will sit in my closet with the tag on' dresses so when my girls and I decided on a pre-New Year's Eve dinner (we all had plans on New Year's Eve and wanted to have one last dinner together before 2014), I seized the style moment and put that puppy on.  In fact, this entire look was put together with options that I bought a long time ago.

I paired the red beauty with a cute cropped blazer from one of my favorite local boutiques, frosted it my chain link neck piece from the illustrious Bauble Bar, threw on a $6 crossbody clutch that I found thrifting and topped it off with my Payless cap-toe pumps (side note: Payless, let's work together because I really love you and your sizes for us).

There you have it...a look for the New Year that was already in my closet.  Ladies, it's amazing what outfits you can find in there.  Organize it and start mixing and matching.  I guarantee you will find some smashing fits for 2014:)

Tuesday
Dec312013

2014...Here We Come!

It's been a year full of blessings, ups, downs, style, love, loss of love, grieving, celebrating and 100 other descriptors that fashion this amazing thing called life.

And I want to thank YOU.

Yes...YOU!

Every email, read of and comment on TallSWAG has strengthened me, my purpose and every step that I have taken in 2013.  I am honored to share my life with you and can't wait to share more together in 2014.

With that said, I am not going to list my "top looks" of 2013 or tell you what my resolutions are. I just merely want to say that no matter what happens in 2014, you are blessed, beautiful, strong and all great things will find you. Stand tall in the storms. Dance (even if you don't think you can).  Laugh extremely hard when something is funny and know that everything is planned and crafted for your good.  Let God take all of the worries and appreciate the amazing ride.

This is my wish for you and for me in the new year and all of the years after that.  We are beautifully and wonderfully made and should always live life to the fullest every single day of the year. 

So raise your shirley temples and cheers to what is to come because it's going to be extraordinary and we will be together for all of it!

Happy New Year my tall, beautiful friends:) 2014...here we come!

Tuesday
Dec172013

Grand Affair  

I am a huge fan of H&M!

I know, I know. They don't have a tall line BUT they do have a lot of options that work for us. I can't tell you how many times I tried on items from the store thinking they would never fit and was shocked when they did.  That my friends is why you should always try things on:)

Recently I was invited to the grand opening of the H&M in the Solano Town Center.  I brought along  TallSWAG contest winner, Ahsha.  She was a blast to shop with and we found her some casual options that she could mix, match and most importantly rock!

Check out all of the behind the scenes footage of the opening, style session and TallSWAG invasion of the brand spanking new H&M!

Wednesday
Nov272013

The World of Midi

Midi Dress - Charlotte Russe/Leatherette cropped blazer - Agaci/Midi  boots - Highest Heels via Elevenup Shoes/Earrings and rings - H&M

Photo Credit: YBowyer Photography

Photo credit: YBowyer Photography

If you follow me on Twitter and/or Facebook you know that I love a great midi dress.  It's a perfect way for us the wear a sexy dress at an appropriate length without getting one made.  I can't tell you how many times I have tried on a "short" dress only to find out that it hardly covers my belly button.

That's not cute.

So when I found the midi dress a whole new world of lady-like with a punch of bow-chica-wow-wow opened up.  It's a short dress without showing the bottom of your booty cheeks.  Could a girl ask for anything more? <-Yes.  We can and we will but now we will look appropriate doing it:)

So, the next time you are searching for a dress check out the world of the midi.  It's a whole new world (in my Princess Jasmine voice)...Enjoy:)